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Police: Woman collecting money for chief’s family is scammer

A woman is running a scam by calling for donations for a police chief and his family, according to Oakwood authorities.

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Shoppers swarm stores for tax-free holiday savings

Shoppers swarm stores for tax-free holiday savings

The Henry family showed up at the Gainesville Target Friday morning to find some back-to-school deals. Shopping with nephew Xander Sherwen, 11, in tow, they ...

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Corps reviewing permit for lucrative Lanier regatta

Corps reviewing permit for lucrative Lanier regatta

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing whether to again allow a collegiate rowing championship at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, something Gainesville ...

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Gainesville, Hall seek big reimbursements for winter storm costs

Gainesville and Hall County are each pursuing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal reimbursements for costs related to an ice storm in mid-February, which ...

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Schools, health professionals aim to limit lice

School returns next week, as does the possibility of children catching head lice from their classmates.

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Boy Scouts lifting gay ban alters little locally

When the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders earlier this week, troops and packs across Northeast Georgia, many of ...

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Naked vandal causes $50K in damages to Forsyth church


Crew films History Channel special at Brenau

Crew films History Channel special at Brenau

In a salmon-colored shirt with sweat stains, Brandon McCormick jogs up the steps of Pearce Auditorium. He tells the two dozen actors at the entrance ...

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Lynn Adams resigns from Clermont council

Clermont Town Councilwoman Lynn Adams has resigned as she and her husband are moving to Florida, Mayor James Nix said.

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Forsyth teen dies following June wreck that claimed grandfather's life


Gainesville to Hillcrest Avenue residents: Don’t block traffic

Gainesville to Hillcrest Avenue residents: Don’t block traffic

Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville will not become a one-way street, for now, but residents will need to be careful not to block traffic when they ...

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US House OKs short-term bill to fund highways, Veterans Affairs

WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to shore up federal highway aid and veterans’ health care before heading out of town for its August ...

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Leaders hope Christianity forum bridges denominational gaps

A forum scheduled for Aug. 12 at Grace Episcopal Church takes aim at defining Christianity, “beyond the catchphrases.”

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Golf to teach character-building lessons to kids

Golf to teach character-building lessons to kids

Not many elementary P.E. classes include golf lessons, but Gainesville elementary schools want to use golf to teach their students healthy habits and values.

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Lanier Flight Center charter service offers option of getting there faster

Lanier Flight Center charter service offers option of getting there faster

Lanier Flight Center’s charter operations branch is about to add a $1.5 million jet to its fleet of general aviation aircraft.

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Badge & Bar: Defendant files to exclude use of word ‘victim,’ graphic photos

A defendant in a felony murder case, in which police believe an attempted drug deal led to a man’s death, filed motions to exclude ...

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Local leaders disagree on how far Medicaid coverage should go as program celebrates 50 years

Local leaders disagree on how far Medicaid coverage should go as program celebrates 50 years

Wanda Turpin’s medical problems are so numerous that she would be unable to receive the care she needs without Medicaid coverage.

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Son of Forsyth County state senator in critical condition

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Eyes on the Road: Citizens roads group set to meet Thursday

A citizens group that monitors area road projects is set to hear about the soaring costs for right-of-way acquisition on a planned widening of Ga ...

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Gainesville High program aims to ease transition for freshmen

Gainesville High program aims to ease transition for freshmen

The transition from middle school to high school can be a challenge.

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3 injured, 1 critically, in Dawsonville Highway wreck

A two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway in front of Gainesville First Church of the Nazarene injured three people, including one critically, Tuesday night, according to ...

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Family battling child’s rare blood disease

Family battling child’s rare blood disease

Christmas morning is supposed to be about smiles, laughter and good cheer.

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Citizen group aims to restore trust in SPLOST spending

The citizen review committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax is the first of its kind in Hall County, and ...

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Oakwood manager wants cities, county to work closer on roads

Oakwood manager wants cities, county to work closer on roads

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown is calling for “better coordination and cooperation” between Hall County and its city governments on roads upkeep.

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Sales Tax Holiday set for Friday, Saturday

Georgia will hold its annual back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday this Friday and Saturday.

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Challenged Child and Friends names fundraising coordinator

Challenged Child and Friends has named Joseph “Joey” Tripp its fundraising coordinator.

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Local bank launches new website

Independence Bank of Georgia has launched a new website, mobile application and Facebook page.

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Former Habersham deputy charged in raid pleads not guilty

A former Habersham County Sheriff’s Office deputy has pleaded not guilty after she was indicted last week for allegedly giving false information to obtain ...

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Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders

Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders

Jobs seem to be breaking out all over, thanks to industry expansions, new construction and an apparently recharged Hall County economy.

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Domestic violence experts warn to keep pointed finger away from victim

Why didn’t she just leave? Why didn’t she let police help?

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State lawmakers expecting contentious 2016 session

State lawmakers expecting contentious 2016 session

It’s still the dog days of summer, but state lawmakers are already anticipating a heated session of the Georgia General Assembly beginning in January ...

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Alleged road rage case moves to Superior Court

Alleged road rage case moves to Superior Court

A driver passed a truck on Harmony Church Road July 11 and then heard two shots, according to a Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy ...

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Hall County AP scores have both 'bright spots, disappointments'

Advanced Placement scores from the 2014-2015 school year are in for the Hall County School District, and the results varied vastly by subject.

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The Local Agenda: Council to review one-way street proposals, Catholic Church campus

Gainesville officials are looking at ways to ease traffic and congestion for public safety vehicles on some residential streets, including making Hillcrest Avenue and Dyer ...

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Authorities: Father, 2 sons charged with attacking man, killing his dog

Three men are accused by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office of striking a man in the head and shooting his bull mastiff Sunday, authorities ...

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Logging truck overturned injuring one; fuel leaking and power lines down

Logging truck overturned injuring one; fuel leaking and power lines down

The driver of a logging truck was injured after his vehicle overturned Monday morning on Belton Bridge Road in North Hall County, authorities said.

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Class Notes: UNG summer commencement set for Saturday

University of North Georgia graduating seniors will toss their caps Saturday at the Dahlonega campus.

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Wounded veteran Sean Adams embraces Alaskan excursion

Wounded veteran Sean Adams embraces Alaskan excursion

During dark times, retired Lance Cpl. Sean Adams will relive the moments that led to the loss of his legs.

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Stench stirs alliances in Latino area

Stench stirs alliances in Latino area

The putrid stench parading through one Latino neighborhood in Gainesville had become too much for local residents to sniff and bear.

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Hibachi Express opens on Thompson Bridge Road

Hibachi Express opens on Thompson Bridge Road

A Georgia-based, fast Japanese hibachi chain is now open in Gainesville.

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New South Hall interchange on I-985 hung up by federal funding uncertainty

New South Hall interchange on I-985 hung up by federal funding uncertainty

A new Interstate 985 interchange between Flowery Branch and Oakwood is behind schedule because of uncertainty over federal highway funding — a debate that’s expected ...

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Cherokee Bluffs park to open "sometime this fall"

South Hall residents looking forward to the opening of a long-anticipated area park have a few more months of waiting.

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Hall seeks flexibility in state school standards

As class resumes in Hall County next week, school leaders are seeking more flexibility from state rules.

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Toddler recovered from burns allegedly suffered at day care

Toddler recovered from burns allegedly suffered at day care

At age 2, Damon Gaddis is graduating. And his family is ecstatic.

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Workers comp claims keep governments on their toes

There is a certain trust that comes with workers’ compensation claims.

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Disabilities act at 25: ‘That was our moment’

Disabilities act at 25: ‘That was our moment’

Emilie Angle struggles to speak and her movements are dictated by the effects of mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is both progressive and incurable.

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Johnny’s BBQ is still smokin’ after all these years

Johnny’s BBQ is still smokin’ after all these years

Step inside the little building behind Johnny’s BBQ and you’ll find yourself squinting through a dense, hickory-flavored fog. There’s a rotisserie oven ...

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Cancer survivor paddles circumference of Lake Lanier

Cancer survivor paddles circumference of Lake Lanier

Paddling the circumference of Lake Lanier — roughly 350 accessible miles in total — Dana Richardson has seen a lot of water and a lot of parks.

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Gainesville teens stress how ‘lives matter’ at justice form

Teenagers of Generation Inspiration came together Saturday morning at the Beulah Rucker Museum to ask Gainesville’s government and law enforcement officials some tough questions ...

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Military recruiters try to rein in armed supporters

Armed residents have taken to guarding military recruitment centers across the nation, including in Gainesville, after a deadly attack on Marines at a recruiting office ...

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Gainesville’s Will Crain to compete in World Special Olympics next week in LA

Gainesville’s Will Crain to compete in World Special Olympics next week in LA

“Mama! Mama! How was that?”

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Hall County Boys & Girls Clubs expand their reach

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County offer kids a safe, structured place to go after school. But some kids have trouble getting there.

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A fresh start for 16 lives: Drug Court graduates largest class in 14 years

Looking out over the front pews with 16 Drug Court graduates, Superior Court Judge Jason Deal congratulated the group for passing the arduous program akin ...

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Motor home ‘just wouldn’t stop,’ sinks in Lake Lanier

Motor home ‘just wouldn’t stop,’ sinks in Lake Lanier

Gray leather couches were scattered around the interior of a customized motor home as water poured out every nook and cranny.

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Rabid raccoon found in northwest Hall County

A raccoon in the Cool Springs Road area of northwest Hall County had rabies, the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur confirmed Friday.

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New-look Wendy’s coming to Braselton

A new Wendy’s is coming to Braselton as part of the company’s “brand transformation.”

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Summer program makes 'overwhelming' change in kids

Summer program makes 'overwhelming' change in kids

The skating rink will skin your knees.

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Gainesville couple recognized for efforts against road rage

Gainesville couple recognized for efforts against road rage

On a crisp autumn day in 2013, Donna Gerrish’s daughter, Chelsea, walked mom through her new home. It was one of the last times ...

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Heavy road work, start of school about to mix in South Hall

Heavy road work, start of school about to mix in South Hall

Just as the new school year cranks up in August, workers will be pushing to complete the 8-mile Ga. 347/Friendship Road widening in South ...

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Dawson deputy injured by irate bank customer

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A.J. Johnson gets separate trial from ex-Vols teammate Williams

A.J. Johnson gets separate trial from ex-Vols teammate Williams

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Former Tennessee and Gainesville High standout linebacker A.J. Johnson will be tried separately from ex-Volunteers teammate Michael Williams as both men face ...

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‘Armed and dangerous’ man arrested in robbery case

‘Armed and dangerous’ man arrested in robbery case

After an extensive manhunt, area authorities have captured a Buford man they called “armed and dangerous” after they tried to pull him over last week ...

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Four arrested after authorities find AK47-style rifle, $11,000 worth of meth

Four arrested after authorities find AK47-style rifle, $11,000 worth of meth

Agents seized more than $11,000 in meth and arrested four local residents this week as part of a drug investigation that also netted Alprazolam ...

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Report shows fewer jobs last month, but 3,400 more jobs since this time last year

The unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to 5.3 percent in June from 5.1 percent the month before. It’s down ...

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North Hall teacher spends summer at agriscience academy

North Hall teacher spends summer at agriscience academy

Mitch Davis, a North Hall High School agriculture teacher, became a student again for the summer.

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Swift change comes at top of Gainesville's leadership

Swift change comes at top of Gainesville's leadership

It's all happened so fast, faster than some could have believed just the other day.

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Badge and Bar: Updated mental evaluation ordered for murder case

Badge and Bar: Updated mental evaluation ordered for murder case

A Gainesville man accused by authorities of fatally shooting another man at a soccer game in 2013 will have his mental competency for trial re-evaluated ...

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North Georgia Job Fair set for Saturday at Free Chapel

The North Georgia Job Fair will feature 38 employers on-site at Free Chapel, 3001 McEver Road in Gainesville, from 10 a.m. to 2 p ...

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Winder man indicted in friend's death by fentanyl in Gainesville

Winder man indicted in friend's death by fentanyl in Gainesville

A Winder man was indicted July 13 for allegedly selling fentanyl to his friend who later overdosed, according to authorities.

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David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

David Keener receives life sentence in murder case

A man received a life prison sentence Wednesday afternoon in a felony murder case involving another man’s head being hit into a guardrail.

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Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Tesnatee Gap Valley Road reopened at Ga. 115 in Cleveland on Wednesday, six days ahead of schedule, as part of work on the Appalachian Parkway.

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Habersham deputy sheriff indicted in no-knock warrant case that injured toddler

Habersham deputy sheriff indicted in no-knock warrant case that injured toddler

A federal grand jury has indicted a Habersham County deputy sheriff on charges of falsifying information to obtain and execute a “no-knock” search warrant for ...

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Victims, suspected shooter in alleged South Forsyth murder-suicide identified


Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

Performers prepare for ballet event Friday

The International Ballet Gala Performance will be held Friday at the Brenau Downtown Center Theatre.

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Four-legged police aides get trained

Four-legged police aides get trained

Gainesville Police Sgt. Jim Von Essen lobbed his keys, a wallet and a plastic shotgun shell into high grass.

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